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September 11, 2014 by Jennifer 47 Comments

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Mark Miller July 16, 2015 at 11:06 am

Sounds like you are living your dream John. I’m very happy and excited for both of you. Only one question buddy. When was the last time you had a KRYSTAL!

Keep safe and God Bless.


Lil Winston April 21, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Congratulations you two, jealous on so many levels…Leave a bottle of Rum for those of us that get there behind you…safe passage.

Craig, Donna and Dylan April 13, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Miss you guys! Guess who we saw in St Augustine….Get down on it! Majiks and Mandalay. Lots of laughs. Mandalay commented that they really had a great time with you guys in the Raggeds! Keep in touch and keep blogging!

Jerry & Norma Lanier March 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm

John & Jennifer,

Dixie gave me you web site and it looks like quite an adventure you are on. We attended the Oyster Roast this year with our friends, Janet & Walt who were in the Air Force with us and now live in Dunnellon.

Have a safe trip and take lots of pictures and videos.

Your friends, Jerry & Norma Lanier

By the way, we are down in Marathon in the Keys with my brother Roy and family for 5 days. John, you met Roy a few times at the Oyster Roast in Jacksonville and with Hobe Fleet 111 in the Keys with my close friend, Ron Summers, who passed seven years ago on July 4th.
Roy has his Aquaculture Business in the Keys. I was out on the boat with them yesterday while they went scuba diving for his Lab, but today I am just chilling with beer and a book. LOL

Craig and Donna Lewis February 10, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Site looks great, aint this a great life style.

Alejo January 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Jennifer, amazing adventure! I wish you the very best. Hope a goes better than planned. Buenos vientos…

Mike H. January 5, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Lady J–looks like you and Mr. J are outside of Georgetown today. Have a great and wonderful time. My t-shirt size is large, as is my appetite for rum. Make my t-shirt green to match my envy.

Hope you are having a spectacular and safe trip!

Mel December 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm

John- I am so proud of you. You have done it!! I will be praying for you and Jennifer. I look forward to keeping up with you through your blog. Be safe love you bunches. Your sister Mel

Kriss December 27, 2014 at 9:59 am

Dear John & Jennifer:
Writing to wish you a wonderful holiday and to tell you how much you are loved and missed. Love & kisses!

Michael & Cathy Rogers December 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm

My wife and I are down to 471 days until we take off for the Great Loop. We should have our Trawler in the Spring and we will have about a year to get used to her and maybe run to the Bahamas too. We are both 53 and I have retired already. Got to live everyday! and LOVE that your making it happen. We are in Jacksonville FL so maybe our paths will cross down the rivers somewhere. Best of luck to you.

Jennifer December 16, 2014 at 9:55 am

Thanks so much for sharing your plans! We have friends that did the Great Loop in 2010. Their blog is They helped motivate us to persevere and make this trip a reality. Look forward to running into you in the future!

Tom Gonseth December 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm

The 10 year plan in 7 years that is awesome, we new you could do it. You guys have an awesome time and we hope to hear from you more often then not.

Jessica Palko Baeten December 3, 2014 at 12:02 am

My mom just filled me in on your adventure! I love it! Wishing you safe travels.

Lisa Montgomery November 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm

I think that is so great what you guys are doing! I have been retired now for a little over a year and wish I could have done it sooner. Life is short. Enjoy!!!!

Heather Stretar November 24, 2014 at 3:30 am

Wow! What an amazing adventure! I admire your courage, and I hope you have a wonderful time! I am praying for your safety John and Jennifer!

Cynthia Patterson November 19, 2014 at 10:55 am

The pictures look AMAZING already and you’re just getting started. Looking forward to traveling vicariously with you. See you when you return. Safe travels!!!

Nels November 17, 2014 at 10:51 am

Glad ya’ll are doing well. Looks like “on and off” weather for a bit. Stay safe, catch lots of fish 🙂

Shellie Simmons November 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Waiting for news!!!! Loved seeing ya’ll leave yesterday!!! Actually bitter sweet — but you are following your dreams! Hugs!

Valerie November 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Thank you for the privilege of living vicariously through you on this great adventure you are having! Sharing this website with us is such a lovely gift! I will be praying for your safety, your health, and lovely joy filled days on your journey! -v-

Amber November 12, 2014 at 10:23 am

We just saw you pass by (in your red sweater) and we were waving even though you couldn’t see us!

Mickey November 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Happy sailing!

Amber November 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

So excited for you and your hubby Jennifer. What an amazing 10 year plan. Cannot wait to see all the places you visit and all the awesome pictures you’ll have to share. You are doing something that most people will never do in their lifetime – have fun making these memories and may your travels be safe. We will miss you 🙂


Bob Hennigar November 7, 2014 at 10:09 am

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain

Kim Lomax November 6, 2014 at 11:48 am

You guys are such an inspiration. I’m so very happy you are fulfilling this dream. I could not be more serious about meeting up with you guys at some point during your travels. Let me know when you get tired of each other and I’ll fly on in! I’m going to miss you!

Christi L November 5, 2014 at 11:04 am

I’m ssoooo happy for you both, making your dreams a reality. Looking forward to following Lady J on her new adventures!

“I’m sailing away,
Set an open course for the virgin sea,
‘Cause I’ve got to be free,
Free to face the life that’s ahead of me,
On board, I’m the captain, so climb aboard,
We’ll search for tomorrow on every shore,
And I’ll try, Oh Lord I’ll try, to carry on.” ~ Styx

Gwyn Hayashi October 30, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I’m so absolutely excited for you both! I can’t wait to hear of the adventures you have and have added meeting you at a future port of call to my bucket list…….hmmm perhaps Fiji? I’m already missing you and you’re not gone yet. I love you both more than you know!

Tracy Arthur October 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Smooth sailing to you and all the best! Oh, and I am really jealous….

Tracee Jones October 28, 2014 at 11:47 pm

I am so happy for you guys. You are doing what people only dream about. Jennifer, I miss you already. You are amazing people and you deserve this. Can’t wait to see pictures!

David & Vicki Clements October 5, 2014 at 2:00 am

Love you guys! Happy sailing! We will miss you but will also enjoy watching your wonderful adventure!

Ralph October 5, 2014 at 12:30 am

Hey J & J I know you’ll have a great adventure. We’ll be following you next year. Keep in touch.

Bill & Tonda October 5, 2014 at 12:18 am

Dear John & Jennifer,
Living proof that “all who wander aren’t lost!” What a great adventure you guys are about to experience. We will miss you and can’t wait to catch up…preferably in some far away secluded island.. (Warm please). Be safe, have fun and enjoy!. We’ll be thinking about you and will keep the trolley running.

Karl and Maria October 4, 2014 at 11:51 pm

God Speed ! May all our gathering tonight bless your journey with our beloved intentions!!!!Love You Maria and Tope

Chloe Hensley October 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm

i love it…pretty…miss you.

Felicia Bowen October 4, 2014 at 11:34 pm

Sweet and safe journey. We will miss you at E and around Jax.
Keep a action pack journal of your travels for all to envy.
We will miss you! BE SAFE!!!!

Jimmy Boyer October 4, 2014 at 11:19 pm

I met you through Liz. You became my landlords, and then my neighbors. We have shared a lot of great times and I am so happy to call you guys my closest of friends. I am also extremely proud of you both. You two are some of the hardest working people I have ever met. You both deserve this!!!! I wish the safest of travels and a ridiculous amount of fun!! Cheers!!!!

Danny October 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Don’t forget about me. I hope the best for the both of you. I will have to visit as soon as possible!

Keith Waldrip & Mark Ross October 4, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Take plenty of duct tape and WD40. Fixes everything! Safe Travels and enjoy the ride.

Jim and Jo Westfall October 4, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Lydia Street gang rules!!!! Have a great adventure.

Rachel and Jeremy Wilkinson October 4, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Happy trails (or is that happy wake?)! Hope you have a great trip. Live like no one else!

Lady J October 4, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Best of luck to two of most adventurous people I know.

Leslie Jones October 4, 2014 at 10:18 pm

It has been fun – will be looking for you on the wide open waters – look forward to hearing about your adventures

Ann & Brett October 4, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Glad things have worked out and the plan is less than 10 – Help us do something similar – we will be there in spirit. Remember now you can keep up with the Bateman’s…
Love Ann and Brett

Lauren "Awesome" Adkins October 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm

Take me with you!! 🙂

Sacha October 4, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Congrats on the adventure of a life time! We can’t wait to come and visit you! I will miss you both very much. We will take care of your babies!

Love, Sacha

Eric Hill October 4, 2014 at 9:21 pm

I hope you both have the time of your life. I am always thankful that I met you both, talk about great people you both are high up there in my book. I am always ready to visit. I Love both of you have fun and the experience of your life
Eric Hill

Kelli Smith October 4, 2014 at 4:40 pm

I’m so happy and excited for you both! Selfishly, I’m a bit sad that two of my favorite people will be so far away, but I’m confident we will see you over the next couple years and make some more incredible memories. I truly treasure our friendship! Be safe, healthy, and most of all, happy. Love you! Kelli. (P.S. Think of me when you’re drinking “blottles” and eating s’mores!)

Neal Smith October 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

John & Jennifer,
I feel honored to be the first to sign your guestbook! Through the years we’ve known each other, we’ve grown, matured, learned, and laughed. You two have been a great influence to me and have always been there through thick and thin. I’m both excited and envious of what your future holds. Maybe Kelli and I one day will be able to share a similar adventure. Go out there and seize the days, & keep good notes so we can learn from you! Have a blast and please use the website to communicate so each and every one of us can live through your eyes. All the best…Neal

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